There’s a whole lot to love about Troy and the surrounding Capital Region! Troy is home to an array of unique independently owned shops, a variety of fantastic restaurants, music venues, prestigious colleges, breweries, as well as historically rich and stunning architecture; we’ve even heard rumors that it’s considered to be ‘the new Brooklyn’.
Troy is situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River with easy access to Schenectady and Albany, the state’s capital. Saratoga, best known for its performing arts venue (SPAC), racetrack, and exciting night life, is a quick 45-minute jaunt up the Northway. The city is an hour’s drive from the breathtaking Adirondack and Berkshire regions, and just three hours and change from NYC, Boston and Montreal, as well as the coast for all those summer beach trips.
To help you enjoy all this area has to offer, we’ve compiled a list of some our faves, along with other helpful info. Feel free to make some popcorn and get comfortable before you read on.
Renowned for its acoustics and an Odell concert organ, the Music Hall is operated by a not-for-profit organization and features a culturally and stylistically diverse music line-up throughout the year.
The Experimental Performing Arts Center is an impressive multi-venue arts center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in downtown Troy. Visually outstanding, EMPAC delivers a finely-curated seasonal line up year after year.
Home to the Siena Saints MAAC basketball team, this 17,500-seat arena continually brings a variety of exciting sports & music events to the Capital Region.
Built in 1931, the Palace Theatre maintains its original beauty and design and is a City of Albany historical landmark. The Palace Theatre plays host to some of the most prolific artists and beloved shows touring today.
Capital Rep is 287-seat professional regional theatre in Albany with a mission to create meaningful theatre with an authentic connection to the community.
A former vaudeville house located in Schenectady, Proctor’s has one of the largest movie screens in the Northeast and is considered a destination for major Broadway shows, cutting-edge film festivals, special events, and everything in between.
Named for its unique shape, the Egg is yet another performing arts venue which brings to life a variety of events the whole family will love.